$20 project: The pure joy of film
X sells DVDs, most of them rare and classical films, to his regular customers. He doesn’t have a shop anywhere in Chennai. He operates mostly by word of mouth. His customers are assured of two things: The DVDs that X sells are of a certain quality both in their content – films and documentaries – and the quality of the DVD itself. This means that not only do you get good films to watch simply by approaching X, but you are also assured that the DVDs play smoothly.
I decided to buy from X for my $20 project. This simply means that I spend Rs 800 from own pocket and then blog about that. With little time that I had, this is was the easiest project I could come up with.
For Rs 800, I get 10 DVDs. Here are the films I bought.
2. Jules and Jim
3. Day for Night
4. F for Fake
5. Nights of Cabira
6. Annie Hall
7. Children of Heaven
8. Uthiri Pookal
10. Oomai Vizhigal
My choices are based on what X had with him on that particular day and are not indicative of their quality. Many of the films, in my humble opinion, are excellent. There are few Tamil films because X doesn’t sell that many and doesn’t have a wide choice to offer.